Bookbinding

Dark brown leather on pasteboard; stained, otherwise damaged, and with a few worm holes. Lining, of lighter brown leather, worm-eaten. Decoration: in blind and gold tooling.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, late 14th century
Medium
Dark brown leather on pasteboard
Dimensions
H x W: 26.2 x 18.2 cm (10 5/16 x 7 3/16 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1930.47
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Book
Type

Bookbinding

Keywords
Egypt, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517)
Provenance

To 1930
Kirkor Minassian (1874-1944), New York, New York. [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Kirkor Minassian 1874-1944

Description

Dark brown leather on pasteboard; stained, otherwise damaged, and with a few worm holes. Lining, of lighter brown leather, worm-eaten. Decoration: in blind and gold tooling.

Published References
  • Freer Gallery of Art. Gallery Book I: Exhibition of July 19, 1933. Washington, July 19, 1933. .
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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